BIM BIO

 

Philip Bona’s 36 years of architectural practice includes 29 years of working with computers in design, early participation in the AIA National Computers in Architecture Committee in the early 1990’s and its conception of the virtual modeling approach to design.  He is adjunct professor of architecture at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design teaching 4th year studio and until last year was Assistant Vice President for Architecture and Planning at CCDC with the San Diego Redevelopment Agency.  He currently is a consultant with the San Diego Community College District where he is project manager for the proposed 200,000 sq. ft. Mesa College Math & Science Building and is rewriting the District's Design Guidelines and Standards to include requirements and processes for Sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM).  Phil is very active in AIA at the national, state, and local levels.  He is on the Technology in Architectural Practice and Architectural Education Knowledge Committees, former Vice-President for the AIA California Council and a member of their AEC Integration Taskforce.  He has lectured on BIM at the 2005 AIA National Convention and his articles on BIM and AEC Integration have been published in four building industry magazines. Last spring, he co-produced the BIMStorm® San Diego City of Villages "Visualizing Sustainable Urban Planning" Charrette as an international webinar here at NewSchool.  Mr. Bona received a B.A. Degree in Architecture, Masters of Architecture and the Branner Traveling Fellowship from U.C. Berkeley.